Bicycling on the Outer Banks, NC
These map shows the network of bicycle facilities including wide paved shoulders, multi-use paths on separate alignments, and sidepaths adjacent to the road that NCDOT has built in conjunction with local municipalities on the Outer Banks to increase safety and the overall enjoyment for bicyclists.
North Carolina traffic laws require bicyclists to:
- Ride on the right in the same direction as other traffic
- Obey all traffic signs and signals
- Use hand signals to communicate intended movements
- Equip their bicycles with a front lamp visible from 300 feet and a rear reflector that is visible from a distance of 200 feet when riding at night.
- Wear a bicycle helmet on public roads, public paths and public rights-of-way if the bicyclists is under 16 years old
- Secure child passengers in a child seat or bicycle trailer if under 40 pounds or 40 inches